Ascoli Goalkeeper Filippo Perucchini Literally Dribbles The Ball Into His Own Net
Ascoli goalkeeper Filippo Perucchini might have snatched the prestigious 'own goal of the year award' when he dribbled the ball into his own net in a Serie B match against Palermo on Thursday night.
No you are not seeing things. This actually happened in an actual, professional game.
Perucchini, who was once a highly rated youngster at AC Milan, is the talk of social media, with some suggesting that match fixing was part of this outrageous fail.
The own goal scored by #Ascoli keeper Filippo Perucchini is so bad that you wouldn't be blamed if you thought it was due to match fixing.- Enzooooo (@ViciniLo) December 27, 2018
In our yesterday evening game *Palermo VS Ascoli*, Ascoli goal keeper had to score an own goal so the score will be 3-0.. That is to show the legitimacy of our fixed match. I don't sell forecast or predictions.. I sell 100% sure fixed matches.. pic.twitter.com/g2nD8LY9gz- Mr Millennium Fixed Matches (@MMatches) December 28, 2018
All we know is, it's one of the worst own goals we've ever seen. The goalkeeper fell to his knees and understandably so.
He tried to perform a drag back of sorts in his own penalty area, but a heavy touch was his ultimate downfall. Have you ever seen anything like it?
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As you can imagine, this moment of madness from Filippo Perucchini has gone viral.
In Serie A, Ascoli's goalkeeper did this against Palermo. :joy: pic.twitter.com/NeRdREbbjt- Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) December 27, 2018
Ascoli goalkeeper Filippo Perucchini with an outstanding own goal in yesterday's Serie B game against Palermo... pic.twitter.com/uDaARxJVBd- 32Red (@32Red) December 28, 2018
Following this incredible own goal in the 26th minute, Palermo went on to win the match 3-0 thanks to goals from Ivaylo Chochev and Przemysław Szymiński, but this moment grabbed all the headlines.
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